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Four in U.K. Charged Under Terrorism Act, London Police Say

July 18, 2012

Three U.K. men were charged with preparing for acts of terrorism, while a London woman has been charged with possession of a document likely to be of use to a terrorist, as part of the same operation, the London Metropolitan Police Service said in an e-mailed statement.

All four will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court today, police said yesterday in the statement.

The three men charged, all from London, were identified as Richard Dart, 29, Imran Mahmood, 21 and Jahangir Alom, 26. The woman is Ruksana Begum, 22.

The men traveled to Pakistan “for training in terrorism,” and “abroad to commit acts of terrorism,” between July 25, 2010 and July 6 of this year, according to the charge. They advised and counseled “the commission of terrorist acts by providing information about travel to Pakistan and terrorism training and operational security whilst there,” police said.

The woman is accused of being having of a memory card which contained documents with titles “Inspire 8,” “Inspire 9 Winter 2012 Edition,” “Shahida” and ‘Al-Fidous’,’’ contrary to the Terrorism Act, according to the statement.

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